This School Created a “Buddy Bench” for Students to Easily Find Playmates During Recess

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One school in Canada has come up with the ultimate solution for finding a playmate during recess.

The Willowgrove School in Saskatoon, Canada has created a “buddy bench” for their students to use during recess. The “buddy bench” is a place where kids can sit when they would like to find a friend to play with on the playground.

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The rules for the bench are pretty simple. A student simply sits on the bench and fellow students come up to the bench-goer and ask them if they would like to come and play. Talk about positive peer pressure!

Source: Leisha Grebinski/CBC

Source: Leisha Grebinski/CBC

“If you can’t find your best friends, and you don’t know where to go play, you sit on the buddy bench, and somebody will come and find you,” seven-year-old student Matthew Henkelman told CBC News.

The bench seems to be a pretty popular place for the students to go. It provides an easy outlet for students to let other students know they need someone to play with. Henkelman, a previous bench user, shared it took “about a minute” for someone to come up and ask him to play.

“Before I’ve seen people walking around by themselves,” one student shared. “And then once we got these I’ve seen a lot more people with friends to play with.”

Such an awesome idea!

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